The Atlanta Native Is Excited To Compete In His Hometown

Brandon Jones and the No. 33 Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet Camaro at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Having captured his first XFINITY Series pole at Daytona International Speedway last weekend, Jones is looking forward to taking another fast No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro to Atlanta Motor Speedway. The upcoming weekend marks his second NASCAR XFINITY Series start at the 1.5-mile track, having finished 11th during last year’s visit.

Hometown Hero
An Atlanta native, Jones’ racing career began by competing at local short tracks Gresham Motorsports Park and Lanier Speedway. In 2011, he secured the track points championship at both Gresham and Lanier in the No. 33 super truck after a dominating season, in which he collected five wins, five second-place runs and 16 top-five finishes in 17 starts.

Press Pass
Catch Jones speaking to the press during his media availability at 11:45 a.m. EST on Friday, March 3. Tune in live via NASCAR.com/PressPass.

Meet Brandon Jones
Jones will be answering fan questions at the Team Chevy stage at 11 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 4. He will be joined by RCR teammates Brendan Gaughan and Daniel Hemric.

Welcome, Anderson’s Maple Syrup
In 1928, Paul Anderson first shared the distinct taste of Wisconsin’s Northwoods by producing sweet pure maple syrup, and starting a 90 year pure maple syrup tradition. Three generations later his grandson, Steve Anderson, still carries on this syrup making heritage by bottling pure maple syrup from the same sugar bush his grandfather tapped for so many years. Anderson’s Maple Syrup is pure, all natural and a healthy alternative for families.

You’re an Atlanta native and grew up racing at local short tracks. How does it feel to be returning to race in front of a hometown crowd?

“Returning to race in my hometown is special to me. I got my start in racing while competing at Gresham Motorsports Park and Lanier Speedway, and those experiences really helped shape me into the racer I am today. To be able to go home and race in front of friends and family on a much bigger stage will never get old to me.”

How is Atlanta Motor Speedway different from other 1.5-mile tracks you visit during the season?

“Atlanta is unique in that tire management is going to play a big role in having a successful race. We did a great job taking care of our tires last year, so we’ll need to make sure to do that again this time around. Atlanta is also one of those tracks where it gets wider as the race goes on, which gives you a lot of options on where to run on the track. The top line really worked to our advantage last season, so it’ll be important for us to be able to search and find the line that will give us an edge on our competition again.”